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Predator: Captive
Written by Gordon Rennie
Illustrated by Dean Ormston
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Cover(s) by Dean Williams
Edited by Philip Amara
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) May 1998
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Preceded by Predator: Hell Come a Walkin'
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Followed by Predator: Demon's Gold
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Predator: Captive is a one-shot comic book that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in May 1998. It was written by Gordon Rennie, illustrrated by Dean Ormston and edited by Philip Amara, with cover art by Dean Williams.

In the Predator comics line, Predator: Captive was preceded by Predator: Hell Come a Walkin' and was followed by Predator: Demon's Gold.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

Tyler Stern is a reclusive billionaire industrialist who has everything. Everything except his own living, breathing Predator. But with the help of some friends in high places, it's not long before Stern has that, too. Fascinated by the creature, he creates a biosphere to study the alien killing machine in its own environment. But has the billionaire's fascination turned to obsession? Stern may be studying the Predator, but it's becoming clear who the real captive is.

Reprint HistoryEdit

Predator: Captive was eventually collected as part of Predator Omnibus: Volume 4 in September 2008.

Behind the ScenesEdit

The name of the Military attack group sent in to raid Stern's compound at one point in the story is "Nimrod Squadron". Coincidentally, Nimród Antal was the name the director of the 2010 film Predators.

The ellusive subject of trying to capture a living Predator for study and observation has been the subject of a number of Predator stories and comic books throughout the history of the franchise, including the film Predator 2. Captive is one of the only stories to feature such a capture actually successfully taking place. That success, of course, is revealed as being only temporary as the story unfolds.

Writer Gordon Rennie was also the author of Predator: Nemesis.

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